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CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm EST
to -- >> i want to give a special thanks to the staff at securing america's future energy. we stand on the shoulders and the time it takes to get these reports. the policy staff, james, leslie, the staff that puts these together, our political staff and the rest of the team at safe. we're seeing more production than we have ever seen before. the most production in the last couple of decades of year on year growth. oil imports are falling. the demand for oil continues to decline based on fuel economy standards and other reasons. we still continue to have a problem. the report we are releasing today and the subtitle says it all. harnessing american resources and innovation. how do we leverage this abundance we have in the united states to our maximum benefit? washington is talking about our fiscal crisis. the relationship of our oil needs to this crisis are close. it is unnecessary ingredients. every recession in modern times has been preceded by oil price hike. we can cut all we want and raise revenue, we will never find a way to solve our fiscal troubles. how do we leverage this gre
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 10:00am EST
? >> absolutely. what i have been struck in the debate is the time, energy, and attention that has been spent on these tax policies, and the neglect of the broader challenges we face. this is the fantasy of bill and donald that the entire world is focused on capping deductions and what the ramifications are and this is how they spend their lives, so they are in their element, but lee side of the broader goals here. as maya saying, the first question i wanted to answer, does this all the problem? we have a medium-term problem which is the 10-year window, we're going to borrow $10 to it unless we change our policies. then we have what we feel is a primary threat to the future, the long-term problem. before we get to the detail of what the percentage should be, we need to make sure that whenever we negotiate solves those problems. it is essential that brevity -- that revenue be part of the equation. it is difficult to do the spending cuts alone. you need to touch the budget by 30% over the long term, and that will not be supported by the people of all long haul. we cannot just worry about the de
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 7:00pm EST
-- it was that the energy crisis spike. we have spent a lot of time working on energy taxes or the alternative of energy taxes. .. >> debt is higher now than since world war, and 90% of the debt was owned to the americans, and the reason that the pressures don't seem as real as they are, and here, i want to be clear that the pressures are not next year and the year after. the pressures are between now and 2020 or even later is that europe has been in such a bad shape. that is, when you tie your monetary souls together and ignore your fiscal side, and when they get out, there's huge risks, but i would urge people in washington would not underestimate the price paid by the debt ceiling debacle of last year. it was not that we downgraded our debt and then our interest rates didn't change. that's a misreading. what happened is that the financial markets are spooked by the uncertainty in washington and by the belief to win anything no matter how stupid, and let us be clear, not raising the debt ceiling on the table again is as stupid a policy as anyone can imagine. the whole debt ceiling doesn't make sense,
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 1:00pm EST
larger water heaters are within the scope of the energy policy act and are rated using a thermal efficiency or t.e. rating. the problem facing american manufacturers is that under the current rules of the road only the small water heaters are deemed eligible for the energy star program. this is nonsensical. it's an outdated measure. and disqualifies our large american made water heaters from being covered by the energy star ratings, regardless of how advanced or how highly efficient they may be. . the legislation before us today would provide the necessary regulatory and business certainty that is needed by our manufacturers. this legislation has the potential of adding upwards of 1,000 jobs for domestic water heater manufacturers, many of them are in my home state of tennessee, where there are already 3,000 jobs directly involved in the manufacturing of water heaters. i thank the chairman again. i thank mr. aderholt and i also want to commend the gentleman and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. the ge
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm EST
business with key sectors in the iranian economy, with energy and ship building and shipping and the ports, this amendment that would shut down businesses that are involved in sectors which fund the proliferation activities of iran and that regime is crucial. in addition, the amendment is going to prohibit business with all designated persons connected to the iranian government. it bans trades and commodities used in these key sectors and used to stop iran from receiving payment in gold or using oil payments in local currency then to buy gold and we have to stop an effort to water down these sanctions. i say that because i remember the votes in the past. i remember our effort on the central bank. it was only because we got unanimous votes because we got so much support that we were able to deploy those. but let me add that there is another portion of the amendment here that targets the regime for their human rights abuses. and i think one of the areas where we've been short, for those of you who have talked to to those in the prison there and experienced the torture, who have seen the murd
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 9:00am EST
credit which expires at the end of this year. investing in renewable energy is creating new jobs, reducing our dependence own foreign oil and promoting economic growth. in pennsylvania, the wind industry supports 4,000 jobs and powers 180,000 homes, including in the pittsburgh area. the uncertainty surrounding the looming deadline to renew the p.t.c. has forced some companies to lay off employees, and if we let it expire, thousands of more hardworking americans will be out of work. two wind farm projects in western pennsylvania were already canceled this year. this is an issue where both sides can come together to do what's right for our country, letting the p.t.c. expire would damage the competitiveness of the united states and the global economy, and i urge my colleagues to extend this vital job-creating tax credit before it expires. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: the gentle
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 10:00am EST
or their ethnic background or their gender to use their energy, talent and common sense as free people in a nation that must remain the strongest in the world which is simply cannot be if it's drowning in debt. i'm here to fight for what's best for my constituents, every one of them, today and every day in every single way i can. i am here to serve them and not any party or idea -- ideology. my constituents' future extends far beyond any election. they deserve that future to be as secure and prosperous as it can be. and it surely can be if we in congress and the white house can have the courage to move forward together in a spirit of true cooperation. i stand ready to do that, and i stand with the people of the hudson valley. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois, mr. gutierrez, for five minutes. mr. gutierrez: mr. speaker, let me tell you how you know you have turpped the corner in the immigration debate. when sean hanity and senator rand paul and a group of others in the republican party began saying it's time to ret
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
, alexander hamilton, observe energy is a leading character in good government. the president must lead in a divided government and must not advocate his or her responsibility. president obama has the responsibility to propose a real bipartisan plan to avert the fiscal cliff that can pass both the house and the senate. withdrawing from the recommendations of the simpson- bowles commission, the president could propose a plan that would not only avert the so-called fiscal cliff, but also help us avert the yawning fiscal of this ivory for me -- it this goal -- fiscal abyss. if president obama were to offer such a plan, republicans would act favorably. going over the cliff is unnecessary. as it has been observed in "the wall street journal," the president is boxing in the republicans. he is offering them a deal they cannot accept. first, the president has repeatedly called for a balanced solution involving both revenue and less spending. what is obvious to the most casual observer is that this plan is not a balanced. the fiscal cliff involves nearly four dollars of anticipated revenue from
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 1:00pm EST
on and that was a year and a half ago and i'm still tired from how quickly and how much energy he put into this trip to expos me to -- expose me to the needs of our troops throughout the far east and, again, your respect on both sides of the aisle is well-known. your energy is well-known and thank you for your service. mrs. biggert: i appreciate that. thank you. >> if the gentlelady will yield? it's been a great privilege to serve and to travel. mr. platts: when we were visiting special forces in the philippine islands, this past september i was at my local fair in york, pennsylvania, and i ran into one of those special forces who was from my district whom we met who was getting ready to go back to school but we were reminiscing our trip to him and visiting his special operators on that trip. i wish you great success as you continue to serve the state of colorado with great fashion. mr. perlmutter: thank you. mr. platts: i yield back to the gentlelady and thank her again for the time she's allowed me here today. mrs. biggert: the gentleman yields back. thank you. mr. platts: thank you. mrs. biggert:
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 2:55pm EST
in the senate, none had been included in the rest of the process. but as the bill came to the energy and commerce committee in 1999, mr. barton and i, we added privacy language. believing that as companies are able to consolidate, banking records, insurance records, brokerage records, the physical examinations of customers and their medical secrets, that there should be privacy here. we were no longer talking about just going into a bank and having old mr. wentwort there that you and your family had known your entire life and you trusted him and there was actually a whole long family history. that is no longer the case. we're now basically living in a world where we've moved from an era of privacy keepers to privacy peepers and data-mining reapers, trying to create profiles of people, using all of their financial information as a way of basically making their companies more efficient but simultaneously compromising the privacy of families all across our country. and so while ultimately the language which mr. barton and i included on the house side and graham-leach-bliley was watered
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm EST
, young, ambitious, disorganized, and bursting with energy and enthusiasm." i david souter, he said something -- each of us have spoken at the podium about warren. he said, "david is my friend. i trust him. i respect him. i like him. he made me think, reflect, and laugh. i think all of us would say the same thing about warren today. he made us think and reflect and laugh. one final thing about his humor -- senator baker was here today. both warren and i voted for a sale. i received a great deal of hate mail because of my name. i'm half irish and half jewish. i am the only one who can be put on the israeli border and be shot from both sides. [laughter] i was getting all of the hate mail and warren was not getting any of them. i will broadcast nationwide that you are jewish and i am not. that way you will get all of the hate mail. he said, do not do that. you are much more politically secure than i am. besides, you would make a nice jewish boy. [laughter] let me conclude with what my favorite statements -- with one of my favorite statements. it sums up my feelings about warren. " thro
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 10:00am EST
committee i wanted to serve on, i thought, ok, i'll get what i need. i told him i wanted energy and commerce. and he chewed on his cigar and he said, you'll get ed and labor and you'll like. it but jack was a great leader and role model. he supported civil rights bills, refused to sign the southern manifesto in 19 of a an helped write the historical civil rights act. may we also remember congressman jack brooks. he was a great man, a political figure, a u.s. marine veteran and a friend that i'll never forget. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: thank you. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. poe: ask unanimous consent to address how it's for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. poe: mr. speaker, starting at the age of 15, i worked any job i could find to support myself throughout college. manually dug ditches, construction work, plant work. after college i found an entry-level position in the field in which i sturdied. and with hard work i have constantly been employed for 36 years
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm EST
with in the debate, particularly other the last seven days is the time, energy, and attention that has been spent on the tax policies and the neglect of some of the broader challenges we face. this is probably the fantasy of bill and donald that the entire country is focused on the deductions, so they're really in their element but we lose sight of the broader goals here. as maya was say, the first question i would want to answer is, does this package solve the problem? we have a short-term problem with the fiscal cliff a medium term problem, the 10-of year window, we're going to borrow $10 trillion. then what we feel is the primary threat to the future, the long-term problem. before we get into what the exact percentage should be. the second question is revenue and spening. it's essential that revenue be part of the equation not only for political reasons but numerically, it's tough to do with spending cuts along. you have to cut the budget 30% over the long-term and i don't think that will be supported by the american people over the long haul. but we can't just worry about the details of reven
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm EST
in the western hemisphere and produces 1/4 of the country's energy supply, we refuse to abandon the world's most important financial and commercial center. instead we must improve the resiliency of our communities, environment and essential services and vulnerable populations with smart planning and well-designed recovery and rebuilding tools. we have the ability to reduce the consequences of severe weather. by mitigating flood risk through smarter land use guidelines, building codes and flood protection improvements. the state of new york has requested $9 billion for mitigation measures from the administration. the state of new jersey is seeking another $7 billion for the same purpose. i commend governor quomeow and governor christie for -- cuomo and governor christie for including strategic needs in their funding request. both of these leaders have demonstrated inble compassion and concern for the people who they represent and have been highly effective in their leadership since the disaster began and it may also include mayor bloomberg, mayor booker and many other local officials that stepped
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